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Licensed Safety Engineer (PE)

Last updated: November 12, 2018

What Does Licensed Safety Engineer (PE) Mean?

A licensed safety engineer is responsible for ensuring that work sites are as risk free as possible. Ensuring compliance with health and safety legislation is an important part of the licensed safety engineer’s responsibilities. In addition, they may be called on to devise procedures and systems that should be followed in order to limit the risk of accidents.

Safeopedia Explains Licensed Safety Engineer (PE)

A licensed safety engineer will have a minimum qualification of a Bachelor’s degree in an engineering field prior to applying for his or her license. A minimum of 1 - 2 years of work experience is also required. Their duties include the evaluation of workplace hazards in order to devise appropriate risk management systems. Results are monitored in order to allow for continuous improvement. The safety engineer is responsible for developing a safety plan and monitoring its efficiency and effectiveness. Licensing requirements vary from state to state, with some states requiring regular refresher courses over and above the general requirement for 5-year license renewal.

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